Travel guide to Managua

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When it is 12 noon in the UK (summer time), it is 5 am in Managua When it is 12 noon in the UK (winter time), it is 6 am in Managua.

Best time to visit

Managua is a city, which you can visit year round. However, if you have planned to visit other parts of the country, it is best to avoid the rainy season from June till November and go there e.g. in the winter months when the weather is nice.

Culture and entertainment

There are cinemas, nightclubs, music clubs and discotheques in Nicaragua's capital. The Rubén Darío Theatre is often visited by interesting guest drama groups. There are two major festivals in the city: festival de la Musica y Juventud in February and Fiestas Agostinas in August.

Accommodation / Hotel

In the area of Barrio Marha Quezada there are many inexpensive places to stay as well as reasonably priced restaurants. In general there are a lot of hotels in Mangua. There are hotels in all categories from extreme luxury to humble rooms with only the basic necessities. Book your hotel in Managua here

Local transport



There are taxis in Managua and they are not difficult to get. It's best to settle the fare in advance as the taxis have no metre.

Other transport

There are buses and minibuses in Managua, but it takes some effort for a stranger to know his way around the public transport system.

Special conditions

There are a lot of pickpockets in Managua.
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